1836 03 26 William Austin
 
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HARVARD UNIVERSITY
BAKER BUSINESS SCHOOL
LAWRENCE MANUFACTURING COMPANY RECORDS
LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

WRIITEN BY WILLIAM AUSTIN, AGENT
TO HENRY HALL, TREASURER
MS-81
EXCERPT

March 23, 1836
Lowell, Mass.

Henry Hall:

. . .acknowledge the receipt of yours touching the boarding houses, . . .

 I have closed accounts with the Bank to day for past month and have drawn for $19,000 at 4 months.  The compensation allowed the tenants is 12 ½ cents extra for females and 6 cents for Males and on the same place as the 5 cents per week extra had been before allowed.  This I believe will afford relief when it is deserved but all at the expense of the Companies and nothing from the operatives.  They continuing to pay the same prices, and working at same prices.  I hope by early and late hours to compensate for absences, so far as to look after a bill reported by the committee on education, reflecting somewhat on Manufacturing corporations, but I [share?] a miserable chance in the legislative portion of my pursuits.

               Respectfully,
               William Austin
 

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